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Chester teens give the gift of life

  • Chester High School senior Wes Carpenter, dressed for Halloween as the Pope, registers to donate blood with fellow CHS senior Amira Al-Jassim, a member of the CHS Student Council.

    Chester High School senior Wes Carpenter, dressed for Halloween as the Pope, registers to donate blood with fellow CHS senior Amira Al-Jassim, a member of the CHS Student Council.
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  • Senior Maeghan Fuller says she has successfully donated blood twice and will do it again the next time the Student council offers the opportunity.

    Senior Maeghan Fuller says she has successfully donated blood twice and will do it again the next time the Student council offers the opportunity.
    Jim Beers photo

  • Junior Jaden Mott is a first-time donor, who said he is happy to help someone in need of blood. Adam Guebert, counselor and a student council sponsor, stops to chat after he also donated, via the Power Red Method.

    Junior Jaden Mott is a first-time donor, who said he is happy to help someone in need of blood. Adam Guebert, counselor and a student council sponsor, stops to chat after he also donated, via the Power Red Method.
    Jim Beers photo

 
updated: 11/6/2019 11:08 AM

The Chester High School student council held a blood drive on Halloween that brought out 51 hopefuls and 39 people who were able to donate. Of those five donated via the Power Red Method, in which a special machine allows a person to safely donate two units of red blood cells during one donation, while returning your plasma and platelets to you.

The student council says it will host another drive in January or February, to which the public is invited.